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Luke Wendlandt

Vice President of Business Development, Northstar Behavioral Health

Luke has an MBA in Marketing, MA in Organizational Development, and has been accepted as a Doctorate student at the University of St. Thomas in Organizational Development. Prior to joining in partnership to open Northstar Behavioral Health and BridgesMN, he served in the Chemical Dependency field with the largest non-profit treatment center in the world. He worked at 2 fortune 500 companies in marketing in the greater Minneapolis/St Paul area. Luke has volunteered with feed my starving children, books for Africa, and will be developing the NorthBridge non profit to offer scholarships for individuals that can’t afford or don’t qualify via insurance for treatment services. My goal is to always remove any obstacle for individuals to get the help they need.

Through Luke’s vision and execution as Vice President of Operations, he has grown NBH to almost 100 employees in 3 short years. Luke is poised to triple NBH’s growth in the next calendar year with planned expansion in Kentucky, Michigan, and West Virginia to help serve more individuals suffering from opioid use disorder.  Luke is also a partner for BridgesMN where the organization specializes in serving individuals with severe or persistent mental illness.  Our team has built the organization from the ground up to over 600 employees.  Between the two organizations, we have headquarters in 4 different locations in the metro and operate in 11 counties.

For me, it always comes down to two things, our 1A and 1B, the clients and our staff. I am driven to provide the best working environment possible for our staff, both in terms of their own personal and professional development. I am also passionate about working with our clients. I want to give each person who walks through our door the best possible chance of success in battling their chronic disease. I am fortunate, honored, privileged, and blessed to work with NBH patients every day. As much as NBH and BridgesMN is changing their lives, they are changing mine. This opportunity has been a blessing on so many levels.

Board Member, Luke Wendlant


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